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6611.1 - Geomatics & Participation Summer School 2016 – Developing mobile mapping apps to encourage citizen participation in nature conservation

Thursday, July 6
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Hoover

Geospatial tools in a Web 2.0 environment can encourage citizens to engage with and influence their environment through online participation. In the field of geomatics, today’s students have to develop competencies in current technologies and learn how to adapt to continuously and rapidly changing technologies and applications. At the same time, we live in a globalized world where we increasingly deal with people from different backgrounds or have to commute to unknown places and environments for work. In this paper, we report about the experiences of students and lecturer participants from Germany and South Africa in a summer school on geomatics and participa-tion, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, in July 2016. The starting point was to learn about nature conservation in Germa-ny, particularly about the Rhine floodplains close to Rastatt. Mobile mapping apps were developed for this area with the aim of supporting conservation efforts. Confronting the participants with a new geographic area, a software development environment unknown to them and group work with participants from both universities has led to interesting insights beyond getting to know the partner university. From an evaluation of the summer school by participants, it was evident that the summer school succeeded in raising interest for participation in the student exchange programme and that participants expect clear guidance on the objectives of different activities. The balance between socializing and work provides a unique atmosphere for effective teaching and working, making a summer school such an enjoyable experience for students and lecturers.

Gertrud Schaab

Lecturer
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Information Management and Media

Prof. Dr. Gertrud Schaab is professor for 'Thematic cartography, spatial visualisation, map compilation and design, geospatial analysis, and geography' in the Faculty of Information Management and Media at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences since 2002. Her lecturers cover a wide range across cartography, GIS and remote sensing, which she teaches in the Bachelor programmes 'Geo-Information Management' and 'Geodesy and Navigation', as well as in the International Geomatics Master programme. In her research she aims at combining GIS, remote sensing and visualisation, with a focus on environmental applications and Eastern Afrrica. At HsKA she is responsible for the Esri Development Centre.

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Serena Coetzee

Director
Centre for Geoinformation Science, Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Serena Coetzee is associate professor in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology and Director of the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Her research focuses on the management and maintenance of the ever-increasing volumes of geographic information and the challenges of making the information available and usable. Her research aims to contribute to understanding and improving spatial data infrastructure (SDI) practice and theory. Specific research foci are address data, standards, open principles, geoinformatics education and geovisualization. Serena chairs the Commission on SDI & Standards of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and actively participates in geographic information standardization at ISO/TC 211, Geographic Information/Geomatics, amongst others, in the suite of ISO standards on addressing (ISO 19160) and as chair of the Programme Maintenance Group.

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Christian Stern

Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Information Management and Media

Christian Stern is a trained cartographer but has specialized in geographic information systems. At Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences he is responsible for the GIS lab and supports students and lecturers in regard to GIS. He enjoys testing new techology and teaching students in the practical use of GIS. He is also the technical coordinator of the Esri Development Centre.

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Victoria Rautenbach

Lecturer
Centre for Geoinformation Science, Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria

Ms Victoria Rautenbach is a lecturer in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Victoria’s research focuses on spatial data visualization to support decision making. Her research interests are multi-dimensional geovisualisation, spatial data infrastructure, open source for geospatial software and geoinformation standards.

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Temenoujka L. Bandrova

Professor
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia

Temenoujka Bandrova is President of Bulgarian Cartographic Association and head of Laboratory on Cartography, UACEG, Sofia. Co-chair of ICA Commission of Cartography and Children (2007-2011), а member of Council board and chair of Young Scientific Commission of International Society of Digital Earth, a member of Commissions on Map Projections, on Cartography in Early Warning and Crises Management – ICA; of Editor’s group of International Journal of Digital Earth, and Cartographia and Geoinformatika Journal, Croatia. She is Project manager in DataMap Ltd where her school atlases and maps are published. She is organizer of 6 International Conferences on Cartography and GIS.

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